Thursday, April 2, 2009

G-d Visits All Lost Souls to Survey the Damage.

"Eating disorders, melancholy, schizophrenia, disease of the soul..."
- Rudolf (Gio Black Peter) reminding Otto (Jey Crisfar) about his past.

Bruce LaBruce is by no means the most subtle filmmaker on the planet and his latest film "Otto; or Up With Dead People" was by no means the exception.
Filled with gore, blood, gay sex and somewhat facile metaphors relating being a zombie to homosexuality it follows Otto (Jey Crisfar) a zombie who gets cast as a zombie in a documentary film while he tries to remember his past.
The film overflows with politics, some utmost bizarre moments and plenty of beefcake (especially in the shape of Marcel Schlutt, who, no surprise, happens, or happened, to be a porn star). So in all it was pretty much your average LaBruce movie, except for something odd: I wasn't expecting it to break my heart.

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